Mock Interview Event

Have any of you ever had trouble with job interviews? Have you ever experienced the worried feeling of saying something wrong to your future employer? Or maybe it’s the case where you’ve never been to a job interview and want to be prepared on what to expect. Well, if you can fit yourself into one of the above categories then the Mock Interview Event presented by the SCF Venice Career Resource Center and Phi Theta Lamba is the fit for you! It is here that you will see examples of good interviewing techniques, hear questions employers are currently asking, and learn positive ways to present yourself.

Come join us Thursday, February 19th in the Selby Room in the 800 Building at the Venice Campus from 9:30am-11am to prepare yourself for your future success!

For more info, contact the CRC, Building 100, Room 170, Venice Campus- (941) 408-1536.

Why an AA can make all the difference

Within the next decade, I see the AA being a degree as standard as receiving a high school diploma – meaning, everyone will get it!

So why is it important to get it now?

Well, an AA might not seem like the biggest deal in the world, but it’s pretty cool. It looks good on a resume, which can definitely open up job opportunities! Plus, with the AA, a higher education degree can easily be obtained whenever the time is right in the future!

The possibilities are endless!

The Lakeside Trail

Last week was simply exhausting. I caught the nasty chicken pox virus which caused me to miss class. On top of that, I still had to do my homework while feeling simply awful. Yea, no fun at all. I think many of you can relate to the stress of being sick and having a load of homework on top of that.

Speaking of stress, there is something we have especially on our Venice campus that can help you feel better. It is the lakeside trail! If you haven’t already, take the advantage of the trail and take a walk to relax your mind from all the studying you have to do. I bet it will lift your mood and make you feel great! Even 20 minutes makes a difference. You will probably spot an alligator or two bathing in the sunshine or a pair of Sand hill Cranes feeding in the grass. These are the things that make going to college in Florida unique! Alright fellow students, stay well and maybe I’ll bump into you on the trail sometime!

Why Making It Past Wednesday Matters

The hump day. The day where you look in the mirror and say to yourself: I’ve made it 3 days, and yet, there’s still 3 more. What’s the point? I mean, really? C’mon.

But here’s the thing. If you drag yourself out of bed, and make it an alright day, then you’ve basically made it until Thursday. Just like that! And thus the almost Friday excitement ensues.

And believe me, everyone feels the same.

SCF… Now?

SCF… What? SCF… NOW!

The State College of Florida has a new Instagram! It documents events, activities, and general college life that’s happening currently on all SCF campuses! It’s a super easy and convenient way to keep up to date with what’s going on, without even having to visit the SCF website itself.

It’s real pictures of real students doing great things.

Check it out! @scfnow

A Mathematic and Art Infusion Like None Other

Before seeing SquareRoots: A Quilted Manifesto, I had never even thought to imagine that art and math could collide to create such a unique and meaningful message. I attended the opening reception, where the mastermind behind the manifesto, John Sims, was there to discuss his work and ideas. The exhibit is entirely inventive, as each quilted piece has been crafted through the deep exploration into the intricacies of the number Pi. Now, I’m no mathematician, but even I could appreciate and awe in these discoveries. I highly recommend a visit, whether a brief stop or a longer pause, into this masterful exhibit. I mean, why not? It’s free!!

You can catch John Sims’ SquareRoots: A Quilted Manifesto at SCF’s Fine Art Gallery on the Bradenton Campus, January 23 – March 27.

Financial Aid, Scholarships and/or Student Loans

Hey everyone. Just wanted to let you know to those of you who are receiving financial aid, scholarships, and/or student loans, that the remaining amount of money left over after your classes and books are paid for, will be available on your student SCF OneCard account on Friday, February the 6th. I wish you all a successful week!

Jennifer

Getting into Spring 2015 semester

Hey guys, guess what? We have officially survived our first weeks of the Spring 2015 semester! I congratulate you all including myself. Now that the “add/drop with a refund” period for the classes that began on January12 has passed, I encourage you all to put in your best effort to study hard for the classes you have chosen. Some of the courses you might have picked start later in the semester and perhaps you are wondering when is the last day to drop the course and still be able to receive a refund. Or when is the last day to withdraw from a course and not get a WF (stands for Withdraw Failing) on your transcript? Well wonder no more. Here are the steps to locating this information on our college website.

First, go to SCF.edu. Next, click on the Academics tab at the top of the page and you will see a list with a gray background on the left of your screen. From that list you will click on “Academic Calendar.” Once you come to that page, scroll down to where the calendar for Spring 2015 is located and on the bottom there will be “Spring 2015 Add/Drop/Withdrawal Schedule” icon in green. Click on the icon and that will then open up the PDF file for the add/drop schedule for you! This is a very useful calendar to refer to throughout the semester.

I hope you guys find this helpful. Have an awesome week everyone!

Jennifer

Spring Semester! … and then?

And just like that, the Spring Semester is upon us! The warm and muggy Florida days of Winter Break passed all too quickly, and now we’re left to dream about that elusive 98 degree summer horizon. But, before that dream can even come close to finding its reality, there’s classes to find, books to purchase (with what money??), new people to meet, homework to be done, a job to hold down, friends to be talked to, food to be found/consumed, and sleep to be had – seemingly all at the same time – WHAT’S A BROKE COLLEGE STUDENT AT SCF TO DO.

Well, the answer is: Nothing.
“Nothing?!” you ask.
“Yes, nothing.”
“Really, nothing?” you might ask again.
And the answer is still, and will probably always be, “Nothing.”

Why is this? I mean, you have to do something, right? Well, yes, something has to be done. But nothing is really your better option in this circumstance. Now, at this point, “nothing” should be defined for these purposes.

NOTHING
/neTHiNG/

adverb
1. not at all

Think about everything that has to be done. Take a deep breath. Think about how much time you have to get it all done in. Take a deep breath. Think about how stressed you are. Take a deep breath. Think about all of your anxiety. Take a deep breath. Now, allow yourself to apply this definition of nothing into your busied world of somethings.

Next, find a piece of paper and a pen, sit down, take a deep breath (and maybe just one more), and write a list of all the little goals that tug and pull and stress at you now, so you can move that much closer towards your big goals.

 

 

 

Welcome back fellow SCF students!

Welcome back fellow students of SCF and welcome to you all who are new to State College of Florida! It was wonderful to be on break but it always feels too short. No worries though, this semester should be a blast and the faculty and all of us in the student services department are here to help you the whole semester through. I should of course introduce my self to you all. My name is Jennifer and I am the new Venice campus blogger for the SCF Student Blog. Hopefully through my blog’s you all can have a sense of what the campus is like and be up to date about awesome events that happen here, be informed about the many services that SCF has to offer, and also learn something new. I wish you all a successful semester and you all will be hearing from me again soon!